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People want to be heard

People want to be heard

In the latest edition of ‘LG’s Mulaqat’, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has said that people want to be heard and expect quick action from the administration and therefore has directed the officers to resolve their complaints and strengthen public confidence. He rightly observed that effective handling of complaints and grievances is fundamental to accountability and […]

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Empowering women

Empowering women

The recent dictate by the management of Jama Masjid Delhi banning the entry of lone women into the premises has again generated a debate regarding treatment of women in Muslim society. Though the dictate, as per the reports, has been taken back, the issuance of the same indicates how unreasonably some set of Muslim clergy […]

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Celebrating Constitution Day

Celebrating Constitution Day

On Saturday, November 26, the Constitution Day was celebrated all over the country, J&K being no exception, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the adoption of Indian Constitution. The day should remind every citizen of the country what India stands for. It stands for social, economic and political justice of its citizens; liberty of thought, […]

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Strong PRIs will strengthen democracy

Strong PRIs will strengthen democracy

Jammu and Kashmir government has enhanced financial powers of PRIsto empower them to set their own priorities for development of respective areas. The decision was made by the Administrative Council which approved the delegation of powers for granting Administrative Approval to Gram Panchayats, Block Samitis and Zila Parishads for execution of works whose expenditure will […]

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Running schools in sub-zero temperature

Running schools in sub-zero temperature

With Srinagar recording first sub-zero temperature of the season at -0.8 degree Celsius, people of Kashmir Valley and winter zones of Jammu province have been wondering when the authorities will declare closure of schools for winter vacations. Despite what the authorities claim, most of the schools in Kashmir and rest of the winter zone lack […]

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Public participation in governance

Public participation in governance

As rightly said by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, public participation brings efficiency, transparency and social justice in governance and Back to Villageis and initiative to ensure the public participation in governance. In ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’ programme, he shared the achievements of recently concluded Back to Village-4 programme, reforms in agriculture and allied sectors and […]

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Focusing on youth

Focusing on youth

From past several decades, the youth of J&K, particularly from the Kashmir Valley, have been constantly on the receiving end. They have been exploited to the core costing them not only their livelihood but even the lives too. The youth here is second to none when it comes to academic excellence, entrepreneurship skills, research, scientific […]

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Modernizing Agri sector

Modernizing Agri sector

While addressing the Kisan Mela at SKAUST, Jammu, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that his administration is determined to transform subsistence agriculture into a sustainable commercial agriculture economy with emphasis on ecosystem services and restoration and sustainable utilization of biodiversity. On national level too, the Narendra Modi-led government has been taking steps to strengthen […]

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Education is the key

Education is the key

For any society to progress on all fronts, proper education to its children is the key. It is the education that helps a child to become a responsible, creative, innovative and productive citizen who can lead her/his society and nation to a better future. The schools are a perfect medium to ignite the engine of […]

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Say no to drugs

Say no to drugs

Sometime back, a video clip had gone viral on social media wherein some Kashmiri youth were seen injecting some substances into their veins. The social media was flooded with reactions – angry, upset, disturbing and of all kinds. Police identified the youth and ensured that they get admitted in drug de-addiction centre. Police action is […]

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